Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Remote Desktop
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 528 491 614
Rank change year-on-year -37 +123 -42
Contract jobs citing Remote Desktop 118 151 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.21% 0.28% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 1.80% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 80 39
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £208 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.61% -20.86% -4.55%
10th Percentile £100 £107 £108
90th Percentile £480 £488 £484
UK median daily rate £163 £203 £225
% change year-on-year -19.95% -9.78% -18.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £11.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.85% +10.40% -12.78%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.88 £10.61
90th Percentile £17.85 £20.65 £12.89
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £19.69 £13.00
% change year-on-year -16.20% +51.46% -

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,069 8,399 9,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.66% 15.61% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,430 4,811 5,622
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £208
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 581 654
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.17 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% -15.56% +9.76%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Remote Desktop in the UK excluding London

Remote Desktop
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -33 30 £325 +52.94% 14
South West -15 27 £140 -66.06% 10
North of England -29 24 £131 -16.67% 7
East of England +3 17 £400 -27.27% 5
Midlands -26 13 £150 -40.59% 6
Yorkshire -9 12 £155 -1.59% 2
North West -14 11 £130 +30.00% 3
East Midlands +14 10 £145 -42.00% 2
Scotland -2 6 £120 -14.29% 3
West Midlands -34 3 £438 +35.66% 4
North East -5 1 - - 2
Wales -26 1 £182 -0.57% 1
Remote Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Remote Desktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 88 (74.58%) Windows
2 69 (58.47%) Active Directory
3 65 (55.08%) Microsoft
4 39 (33.05%) Windows 7
5 35 (29.66%) Office 365
5 35 (29.66%) SCCM
6 33 (27.97%) Windows 10
7 28 (23.73%) DNS
7 28 (23.73%) Microsoft Office
7 28 (23.73%) Windows Server
8 25 (21.19%) ITIL
9 20 (16.95%) Security Cleared
10 19 (16.10%) Citrix
11 18 (15.25%) SLA
11 18 (15.25%) DHCP
11 18 (15.25%) SC Cleared
11 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
12 17 (14.41%) VMware
12 17 (14.41%) VPN
13 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
14 14 (11.86%) MS Exchange
14 14 (11.86%) SQL
14 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (11.02%) Windows 8
15 13 (11.02%) ITSM
15 13 (11.02%) Linux
15 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
15 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (10.17%) HP

Remote Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.02%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.85%) IIS
6 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (23.73%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (29.66%) Office 365
2 14 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (5.93%) SaaS
5 5 (4.24%) IaaS
6 3 (2.54%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.85%) G Suite
7 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.73%) DNS
2 18 (15.25%) DHCP
3 17 (14.41%) VPN
4 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
5 12 (10.17%) Internet
6 10 (8.47%) Firewall
7 7 (5.93%) LAN
7 7 (5.93%) WAN
8 6 (5.08%) HTTP
9 5 (4.24%) SAN
9 5 (4.24%) WebEx
10 3 (2.54%) Broadband
10 3 (2.54%) Intranet
10 3 (2.54%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.69%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.69%) NAS
11 2 (1.69%) SSL
11 2 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.93%) Electronic Patient Records
3 6 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) JIRA
1 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (8.47%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Banking
2 3 (2.54%) Law
3 2 (1.69%) Advertising
3 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Electronics
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (24.58%) Analyst
2 23 (19.49%) Desktop Support
3 18 (15.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (11.86%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (11.86%) Service Analyst
4 14 (11.86%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Architect
6 10 (8.47%) IT Support
6 10 (8.47%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (5.93%) SaaS Architect
8 7 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) REST
2 5 (4.24%) LAMP
3 3 (2.54%) Web Services
4 2 (1.69%) JSON
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.78%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.78%) NHS
3 7 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.93%) Driving Licence
3 7 (5.93%) e-Health
3 7 (5.93%) iPhone
3 7 (5.93%) LIMS
3 7 (5.93%) PACS
4 6 (5.08%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (4.24%) iPad
5 5 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.39%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.69%) Clustering
7 2 (1.69%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 88 (74.58%) Windows
2 39 (33.05%) Windows 7
3 33 (27.97%) Windows 10
4 28 (23.73%) Windows Server
5 13 (11.02%) Linux
5 13 (11.02%) Windows 8
6 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.17%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.93%) Unix
7 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.08%) Android
9 5 (4.24%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (4.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.85%) Solaris
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) ITIL
2 13 (11.02%) ITSM
3 12 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (8.47%) Incident Management
4 10 (8.47%) Migration
5 8 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.93%) Analytics
6 7 (5.93%) Data Migration
6 7 (5.93%) Health Informatics
6 7 (5.93%) Informatics
6 7 (5.93%) TOGAF
6 7 (5.93%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (5.93%) UML
6 7 (5.93%) Zachman Framework
7 6 (5.08%) Server Patching
7 6 (5.08%) Service Management
8 5 (4.24%) DRM
8 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.86%) SQL
3 7 (5.93%) Perl
3 7 (5.93%) VBA
4 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.39%) A+ Certification
4 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) MCSA
5 3 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.54%) MCSE
6 2 (1.69%) CCA
6 2 (1.69%) Degree
6 2 (1.69%) MCDST
6 2 (1.69%) MCITP
6 2 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.25%) SLA
2 7 (5.93%) HL7
3 1 (0.85%) GDPR
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 69 (58.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.17%) Docker
3 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (5.93%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (5.08%) XenApp
5 5 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.24%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.54%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.69%) NFS
7 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.85%) Firmware
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (29.66%) SCCM
2 12 (10.17%) Kubernetes
3 11 (9.32%) SCOM
4 4 (3.39%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.69%) OpenView
6 2 (1.69%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.85%) Ansible
7 1 (0.85%) Automic
7 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (55.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.10%) Citrix
3 17 (14.41%) VMware
4 12 (10.17%) HP
5 6 (5.08%) Cisco
5 6 (5.08%) Dell
5 6 (5.08%) SolarWinds
6 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.24%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.39%) Apple
8 3 (2.54%) Avaya
8 3 (2.54%) BMC
9 2 (1.69%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.69%) NetApp
9 2 (1.69%) Remedy
9 2 (1.69%) Sony
10 1 (0.85%) Nortel
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle
10 1 (0.85%) SAP
10 1 (0.85%) Veritas